Friday, January 26, 2018

Memories and More Layout

I really must make more time to catch up on some scrapbooking!  I think everyone who is a scrapbooker says the same thing to me too!  One way to get lots of photos in albums quickly is to use the pocket page system from Stampin' Up! called Memories and More!  You can very quickly slot a lot of photos into the album in order and then go back, embellish your pages and do the journaling when you can.

As with the layout I have to share today I like to do a combination of traditional scrapbooking and Memories and More.  I still get to be creative on my main page, but the second page is really just  made from some pocket cards and scraps from the main page so it gets done very quickly!

I love to add clusters of embellishments!  If I had spread these items around the page they wouldn't have had the same impact on the design as they do all grouped together.   Just a tip.....I punched the starburst from the mat underneath the photo to avoid wastage!

It is easy to jazz up the Memories and More cards if they are not exactly the same colours as the layout you are working on simply by adding a punched shape and stamp!

To create this card for the pocket I used a piece of Marina Mist cardstock, and diamond patterned decorative mask and a sponge to create my own background, a strip of washi tape and you have a custom card!

I die cut the amazing word from silver foil to make sure that I had the repetition of silver on both sides of my layout, and it really suited the word and made it stand out as an important detail!

A simply piece of designer series paper behind this clear Memories and More card really makes it pop!

Finally to create a balanced design make sure you use repetition, whether is be colours or textures.  A bit of black on each of these pages made the layout flow and really finished it off!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Petal Passion Designer Paper with a POP!

**FREEBIE**  Send me an email with Petal Freebie in the subject line and I will add you to my email list as well as email you the full supply list and measurements for this project for free!!

The petal passion designer series paper (DSP) is a black and white collection and so, so versatile!  You can pair it with any colour you like and it will look fantastic!

The simple addition of a black mat behind the patterned DSP give the card such an elegant frame to really finish it off.

You can use many different techniques to colour the stamped rose image, for this sample I have used the new Blends markers.  But you can use any products in your stash such as your ink pads and blender pens or water colour pencils.

It is so great to share this project with you today, happy Stamping!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bubble and Fizz

You just have to love free products!! And for the next few months when you shop with me for Stampin' Up! products you can earn lots of free items like this Bubble and Fizz Designer Series Paper!


This card measures 5.75" square, which is a great size for these larger images and gives you a bit more room than a C6 size card to layout your design.

How great is this colour combination?  Just great for the men in our lives!  This mini pizza box is the perfect packaging for his favourite chocolates or something special!

The simple addition of the die cut foil bottle cap adds a great dimension to the card.

Thanks for visiting today and enjoy your crafty adventures!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Beautiful Day ........ for Stamping

 Hi Everyone!

Luckily I had a chance to finally have a play with the new Brusho colours in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue (You can see an online copy here).

I love messy inky techniques so I was so excited when Stampin' Up! included these products!  I will be loading a video onto my You Tube channel in a few days of the techniques used to create the elements on the card, but for now pictures will have to do!

Have you tried stamping with watered down ink? To create these splotches on the card I put one drop of re-inker onto one of my clear stamp blocks (of course your could swipe your ink pad on a clear block also) then added a couple of drops of water to it.  Then I dipped my stamp in it and stamped it on my card.  It creates a great water colour stamping effect!

 I sort of didn't plan where I was going to put my greeting and then it wouldn't really fit, no matter I actually quite like it when things hang out the side of my cards!

Three times......yes 3 times it took me too get my gold thread the way I wanted it.  Yes I did remove the butterfly from the card 2 times and underneath it looks like it has been chewed by our dog, but no matter you can't tell and I am happy with the thread now!

And the finished product!  There is something about this colour combination that says summer and cocktails!  Thanks for taking the time to come and read this post! Of course if you would like to create this project yourself you can shop with me at the link at the top of this page for the products!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Screen Card Project

Hi Everyone

I have been excited to try the Pretty Label punch on the bottom of a screen card, so as soon as it arrived I created this screen card project.

The card base is cut 6" x 11" it is then scored at 2 3/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/4".
You can then use the pretty label punch to create the decorative legs on the bottom edge of the card.  All you need to do is partially cut with the punch in the centre of each section.
Then decorate your panels! Easy!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there is a list of the products that I have used to create this project with below, for Australian customers you can purchase these supplies through my online link in the menu at the top of my blog!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Christmas in July Card Class by Mail

It is now only 26 weeks until Christmas.  I don't know about you, but this year I would like to be more organised and get my cards sent out early enough that my friends and family can enjoy my handmade creations for a few weeks before Christmas.  I have put together a Christmas card club that starts in July and runs for 3 months.  I have designed 9 cards - 3 each month and you will be emailed the detailed instructions and images for how to create each one.

The cost is $40.00 per month for 3 months by automatic paypal deduction in July, August and September.  This includes all postage and instructions.

You will have plenty of supplies to make more than one of each card, as well as more cards of your own designs!  I will also be emailing more projects/cards during the class that I have made with these products as well.

You will receive the following directly from the Stampin' Up! Warehouse.
Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set - Set of 9 Rubber Stamps
Be Merry Designer Paper 12 x 12 - 12 sheets double sided
Be Merry Cardstock
(Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Thick Whisper White)  A4 - 24 sheets
Petal Burst Embossing Folder
Metallic Sequins
Boxwood Wreath Embellishments Pk 12

In addition to this you will also receive from me separately each month
Additional Cardstock
Glitter Cardstock

You will need to provide your own
Clear Stamping Blocks
Stampin' Dimensionals
Garden Green Ink Pad
Cherry Cobler Ink Pad
Stitched Framelits or similar
Petal Builder Punch or similar

If you need to order any of these items you can do so through my online store here.

To make sure we get started on time please sign up by 10th July, so your order can arrive before our start date on 21st July 2017.

Note:  This transaction will appear as my registered business name The Crafty Spritzer

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Colour Inkspiration Challenge #11

Hi Everyone!

It has been a long time since I have participated in any card making challenges, but I couldn't go past this colour combination! It is challenge 11 at Colour Inkspiration Challenges.

As soon as I saw the colour combination I knew that I was going to use the So Many Shells stamp set.  It is a great stamp set for so many different occasions.  This stamp set is designed to be done in 2 steps. For the shells I used the stamp off technique to get the 2 toned image.  So for the first layer, simply ink the stamp then stamp on some scratch paper first then stamp on your cardstock to get a lighter image.  For the 2nd step of the stamp stamp on your cardstock first to get the full strength of the ink.  or you could use a lighter and darker shade of ink for each step.

The splatters have been made by stamping ink onto a clear stamp block, then adding some water with the water brush.  Then holding my hand above the card, I gently tap the brush with my finger to tap some droplets of ink onto the card.

I love this twine!  It can be used in so many ways, today i have simply tied it in a knot and separated the stands to give it a more nautical effect.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my project today! Below is a list of the supplies that I have used.